Teachers Anthea Penfold: Squashed Anthea was born in 1941 in Guildford, Surrey. She spent her entire school life in residential special schools in Sussex and Kent. More fromAnthea PenfoldCut OffBird TableEnid BlytonA Craft CurriculumI Could Have Shone Here Anthea describes the impact her teacher had on her confidence. https://howwasschool.allfie.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/squashed.mp3TranscriptI just lost confidence. The English teacher was the one who I hated, who was – who came up – who had a very irrational temper and, you know, she just squashed me utterly. Explore more Explore stories by theme or view the timeline of significant events in education for disabled people A selection of other stories... As Long as I was HappyHere Micheline talks about her supportive parents. Do RadioHere Joanne talks about her careers advice at school. Changing ExpectationsHere Miro describes the difference he notices in the expectations of young disabled people now.